Healing trauma through the body
Updated: Apr 7
This is an interesting article by Ariel Giarretto, a body-oriented ('Somatic Experiencing') psychotherapist and trauma specialist. She’s working with a client around anxiety at work. Notice how the key to dealing with anxiety (and every unpleasant feeling and situation) lies in observing and accepting body sensations and noticing how the breath is involved.
This is mindfulness practice. What’s your breathing like right now? What’s it like when you’re in an unpleasant situation? What does your body feel like right now, and what does it feel like in the midst of those unpleasant situations? Investigate and breath/ease into those feelings and watch them dissipate as your body finds it’s own way back to cognitive clarity, emotional balance, and physical wellbeing.